La Galleria: 603

November 09 - November 13, 2016

Wednesday to Sunday at 8PM; Gallery Hours: 3:30PM - 8PM

La MaMa Galleria | 47 Great Jones St.

Tickets: $15; $10 for Students/Seniors

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603 is a new solo work written and performed by Jon David Casey. Within its genre of "psychological surrealism,” it’s a hyper-verbal lament: a 60 minute descent into the buried armor of the body.
 Costume Design by: Machine Dazzle
Noise Artist: Bob Bellerue
Lighting Design by: Simon Cleveland
In 1956, the FDA arrested Doctor Wilhelm Reich and sentenced him to two years' imprisonment, and that same year more than six tons of his publications were burned and his inventions destroyed - the largest act of censorship ever to occur in the USA. Reich died in prison, days before his scheduled release. Dr. Reich’s theory of Orgone (an invisible life force) and his Orgone accumulator (a box) are central to the play. They become a kind of Pandora’s box, unleashing a furious force and revealing a shattered narrative. The play relentlessly and ferociously faces the rambling and threatening truth that lies beneath.

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Special Events for 603

Post-Performance Discussion

Thursday, November 10, 2016

603 writer and performer Jon David Casey and playwright Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss, The Dying Gaul)

About the Artists

Jon David Casey is an artist living in New York City.  He is a writer and has created original works for performance over the past 10 years- including KITCHEN WINDOW , and FUATRE presented at REDCAT, L.A. , Dixon place , NYC , Blackston Gallery, NYC.  He has worked as a professional actor for the past 20 years, working under the direction of Robert Wilson Alley theatre, Martha Clarke, Atlantic theatre Co., Chen Shi-zheng, Gordon Davidson, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Jack Hoffsis, Andre Serbian , Adrian Hall, Tina landau, Anne bogart , and Michael WIilson. Jon david has worked extensively in television and film. Film and TV credits include : Elementary, Blue Bloods, Medium, Numbers , Star Trek - first contact, It's my party and Day zero. Jon David won a dramalogue award for his role of Artaud in the actors gang production of VOX. Mr Casey's latest work "SIX 0 THREE”, a solo work, written and performed by himself, has been in development for the past SEVEN years in L.A. at Redcat, in NYC at Dixon Place,  Abron's Art Center, New York Theater Workshop, and in CT at Dragons Egg - Mystic, CT. JD stars in the  INDIE feature film - This is Nowhere.
Simon Cleveland's career has spanned the lighting industry from theatre & dance, to film & televising, and even architectural & retail.  Notable projects include lighting the United Nations buildings for the 70th anniversary of its founding, and the Tiffany & Co. Holiday Show Windows.  Recent theatre works include The Twelfth Labor (Loading Dock Theatre company), Ms. Julie Asian Equities (Loading Dock Theatre), and the Summation Dance Company's 5th Anniversary Season. Simon holds a MFA in Design for Stage and Film from the NYU Tisch School of th Arts. Selections of Simon's work can be seen at simoncleveland.com
Machine Dazzle has been dazzling stages via costumes, sets, and performance since his arrival in New York in 1994. Conceptualist-as-artist, meets DIY, meets "glitter rhymes with litter"  Credits include Julie Atlas Muz "I Am The Moon And a You Are The Man On Me" 2004, Big Art Group "House Of No More" 2006 , Justin Vivian Bond "Lustre" 2008, Taylor Mac " The Lily's Revenge" 2009  Justin Vivian Bond "Re:Galli Blonde" 2011 Taylor Mac " Walk Across America For Mother Earth" 2012, Chris Tanner "Football Head" 2014. Also worked with Taylor Mac's " A 24 Decade History of American Popular Music" in 2016!
Bob Bellerue is a noise composer, experimental musician, and creative technician based in Brooklyn NY. Bob's work has been presented at the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, Sonic Circuits Festival, Living Arts of Tulsa's New Genre Festival, CEAIT Festival, Ende Tymes Festival, Denver Noise Festival, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, PDX Noise Festival, Issue Project Room, Experimental Intermedia, Cafe Oto, Diapason Sound Gallery, Roulette, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Radio Epsilonia (Paris), WFMU, WKCR, WNYU, KFJC, KXLU, East Village Radio, Stanford University, The New School, UCSD, and UCLA. He curates and produces noise and experimental music events on a regular basis, including the annual Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation. He was formerly based in Los Angeles, where he ran the sub-garde experimental music/performance space the Il Corral, and curated the Beyond Music series and festival. He is an audio SIMON CLEVELAND!

About La MaMa Galleria

Founded in 1984, La MaMa La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing artistic experimentation. La Galleria serves its neighborhood as a venue that encourages an active dialogue between the visual arts, new media, performance, curatorial and educational projects. Its focus is to offer programming that reaches beyond the expectations of traditional gallery and institutional exhibition-making, to a diverse and intergenerational audience. And as a non-profit, La Galleria is able to provide artists and curators with unique exhibition opportunities that are largely out of reach in a commercial gallery setting.
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